Earth Advantage Institute Offers First Energy Model-Based Net Zero & Net Zero Ready Certification in the U.S.
Earth Advantage Institute, a Portland, OR-based nonprofit focused on designing tools for better buildings, announces that it has launched the first energy model-based net zero and net zero ready green home certifications in the country.
This distinguishes it from the Living Building Challenge Net-Zero certification, which requires a year of performance data. While this may render it less popular among some performance purists in the ZNE community (and I get that!), modeling-based certification is a marketing tool and is therefore likely to find greater favor with speculative builders.